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Apollo 11 Virtual Reality is the story of the greatest journey ever taken by humankind. This virtual reality experience is the recreation of the events which took place between July 16th and July 24th 1969. Now, for the first time ever, you get to experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived it.

Apollo 11 Virtual Reality is a new type of interactive documentary. Using a mix of original, archival audio and video together with accurate recreations of the spacecraft and locations, all set to inspirational music, you can relive the greatest journey humans have ever undertaken.

Get set for an experience that will not only educate you but will also leave a lasting impression and deep respect for the men and women who worked on the Apollo program during NASA's golden era.

This experience lasts about 10 minutes, and museum admission is required to participate.

Ticket Prices
$10.00 - All Ages
$8.00 - Member Pricing
Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon. Filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the moon. Runtime: 50 minutes

Pricing
Adult - $8.00
Child - $7.00
Daily at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

The year is 2096. Space tourism is booming, and you’ve signed up for a quick trip around the Solar System with Space Express Tours!

In this live show, your guides are Jesse, a lovable rookie tour guide who can’t wait to show you the wonders of your celestial neighborhood, and Max, the much more experienced—if slightly grumpy—shipboard computer.

With Max steering the ship and Jesse chattering excitedly about each place you visit, you’ll soar through the Asteroid Belt, explore the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, and hover over the roiling surface of the Sun. Hold on tight!

Pricing
Adult - $10.00
Child - $9.00
Daily at 3 p.m.

Join an adventurous journey of humankind: from ancient Mesopotamia to the age of space exploration. The story centers on the motive of human travel to Mars, and presents and explains a broad selection of related scientific topics, including the history of astronomy, the geocentric and heliocentric models, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, and orbital maneuvers.

Pricing
Adult - $10.00
Child - $9.00
Daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Journey through our solar system, with your own personal tour guide, as we explore our little place in space. This live and interactive presentation explores the highlights of the solar system including the sun, planets, moons, and even your favorite dwarf planet (which we assume is Pluto).

Great for all ages, and audience participation helps to guide the scope of each presentation.

Pricing
Adult - $10.00
Child - $9.00
Daily at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Touch the Stars centers on mankind's probes used in exploration of our solar system and the galaxy beyond. The film traces the path to space through the history of NASA's probes, orbiters, and landers, from the heart of our solar system to the surface of the other planets and moons, to the grand tour of the Voyager spacecraft through the outer planets and beyond. Runtime: 40 minutes


Pricing
Adult - $8.00
Child - $7.00
Daily at 1 p.m.

Learn about the winter night sky and the various objects that are visible at this time of year, in this live and interactive presentation. Your personal tour guide to the cosmos will teach you to navigate through the sky and highlight constellations, planets, and even some deep sky objects such as galaxies and nebulae. This presentation is great for all ages and is a traditional planetarium experience with a modern kick.

Pricing
Adult - $10.00
Child - $9.00
Doors open at 6:15pm; Presentation begins at 7:00pm

January 17 - Astronomy for All: Crash Course Astronomy
(Includes ticket to our January 24 trivia event)

January 24 - Crash Course Astronomy Trivia
(Included with the purchase of "Astronomy for All: Crash Course Astronomy" tickets.)

January 31 - Our Place in Space: Evening Edition
Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky as visible from the Huntsville area for the upcoming month, including stars, constellations, planets, deep sky objects, mythological stories, and updates on current astronomical discoveries.

Upcoming Presentations
February 7th at 7 p.m. - Underground Railroad and Stellar Navigation
In honor of Black History Month, we will host our Alabama Winter Skies show with a conversation about how the Underground Railroad used star patterns to succeed in their escape missions to the north. Come learn how to navigate the same night sky that slaves used to gain their freedom and work toward the abolitionist movement 200 years ago.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and presentation starts at 7 p.m.

Pricing
Adult - $15.00
Child - $12.00
Member - $10.00
Children 4 & Under - Free
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center invites you to the hottest Valentine ticket in town, our 6th annual "Pour Your Heart Out" celebration, Friday, Feb. 14, 7 to 11 p.m. Celebrate with an evening of food, drink and live music in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration, then step outside where our partners from Sloss Furnaces of Birmingham, AL will help you create your own Valentine keepsake.

Guests carve their own designs into a 4-inch-square or heart shaped sand and resin mold and the Sloss Furnaces metal sculptors fill these molds with molten scrap iron from a 75-pound-coke-fired furnace. Once cooled, the tiles are an upcycled work of art. A cash bar will also be available and dressy casual attire suggested. Pour Your Heart Out will go on rain or shine. To learn more about Sloss Furnaces and their metal arts program click here.

The Lamont Landers Band - This crowd-pleasing band brings the joyful sounds of Soul, Funk and R&B. Click here to check out some of their performances!

Paper Petals Co. - Paper florist, Thao Hoang combines her love of art and flowers by creating beautiful paper flowers made from crepe paper from places like Germany and Italy. She will be on hand to share her love of flower making and to offer a variety of flowers for sale for your sweetheart! These flowers won't wilt or die and will last for many years! Click here for more information.

Price includes:

  • Live music by The Lamont Landers Band.
  • One sand resin mold for each guest to create a personal cast iron tile. Additional molds for carving available for $12.50 each at the door.
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • Cash bars
Sip a specialty, space-themed cocktail and enjoy a discussion on astronomical topics such as exoplanets, spacecraft missions, black holes, or other obscure topics appropriate for an adult audience. Science and humor included!

Upcoming Presentations
February 21st at 8 p.m. - Pluto and Beyond, Exploring New Horizons
As the very first spacecraft to observe Pluto up close and personal, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has traversed billions of miles to explore small, icy objects floating in space. It went on from Pluto to Arrokoth (formerly known as Ultima Thule), the most distant object ever explored, and is now traveling through the Kuiper Belt, headed for its third soon-to-be-announced destination. Come see what New Horizons saw and find out what lies in our solar system’s outskirts.

Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and presentation starts at 8 p.m.

Pricing
Adult - $15.00
Child - $12.00
Member - $10.00
Children 4 & Under - Free
This registration is for international teams with a confirmed registration for the 2020 Human Exploration Rover Challenge event sponsored by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. U.S. teams do not have to pay a registration fee. This event will occur on the grounds of the US Space and Rocket Center April 17-18, 2020, and payment of the registration fee will allow participation in the event. It is not for entrance into the US Space and Rocket Center Museum.

The NASA Rover Challenge is an engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. It is designed to encourage research and development of new technologies for future mission planning and crewed space missions to other worlds. The competition challenges high school and college students to create a human-powered vehicle designed to traverse the simulated surface of another world. The official website for the Rover Challenge is at https://www.nasa.gov/roverchallenge/home/index.html